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U.S. Housing Market Improved in August

August was a good month for the U.S. housing market: new and existing-home sales increased, housing starts jumped, the unemployment rate dropped...

Brian Montgomery Nominated to Serve as HUD Deputy Secretary

The Trump Administration has announced its intention to nominate Federal Housing Agency (FHA) Commissioner Brian Montgomery to serve as deputy secretary of...

Lower Mortgage Rates Helped Boost Home Affordability in September

Falling mortgage rates helped boost home affordability in September, Black Knight’s Mortgage Monitor shows.In November 2018, when rates...

Consumer Confidence in Housing Market Fell in September

Despite low mortgage rates and slowing home price appreciation, consumer confidence in the housing market decreased 2.3 points in September to a...

Unemployment Rate Drops to 50-Year Low as House Hunters Get a Boost

The U.S. economy added 136,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% - the lowest it’s been since December...

Home Price Appreciation Continued to Slow in August

U.S. home prices increased 0.4% in August compared with July and were up 3.6% compared with August 2018, according to CoreLogic’s home...

Freddie Mac: Surging Refinances to Push Origination Volume to $2.1 Trillion in 2019

A surge of homeowners refinancing into a lower mortgage rates as well as strong homebuyer demand will push mortgage origination volume to...

Pending Home Sales Increased in August

Driven by low mortgage rates, pending home sales increased 1.6% in August compared with July to reach a score of 107.3 on...

Low Rates Helped Spur 7.1% Jump in New Home Sales in August

New home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of about 713,000 in August, an increase of 7.1% compared with a...

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Rising ‘at Ever More Modest Rates’

U.S. home prices increased 0.1% on an adjusted basis in July compared with June and were up 3.2% compared with July 2018,...

Rising Home Prices Continued to Boost Equity Gains in Q2

Rising home prices continued to boost total U.S. home equity during the second quarter.According to CoreLogic’s quarterly Homeowner...

Existing-Home Sales Increased in August But Inventory Remains Low

Existing-home sales increased 1.3% in August compared with July and were up 2.6% compared with August 2018, according to the National Association...

Housing Starts Jumped 12.3% in August as Builders Played Catch-Up

Housing starts took a sizable jump in August, prompting optimism from the housing and mortgage industries that at least some relief is...

August Applications for New Home Purchases Up 33% Compared with Last Year

Applications for mortgages for new home sales increased 0.2% in August compared with July and were up an impressive 33% compared with...

Falling Mortgage Rates Helped Boost Consumer Sentiment Toward Housing

Falling mortgage interest rates, moderating home price growth and a strong labor market combined to boost consumer sentiment toward the housing market...

Wages Increased in August as U.S. Economy Added 140K Jobs

The U.S. economy added about 130,000 jobs in August - lower than expectations - and average hourly earnings were up 0.4% month-over...

Treasury, HUD Release Housing Finance Reform Plans

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have presented President Donald Trump with their...

CoreLogic: Lack of Supply Will Cause Home Price Appreciation to Re-Accelerate

The pace of home price appreciation continued to slow in July - however, it is forecast to pick up some steam over...

Case-Shiller: Home Price Appreciation at Slowest Pace Since 2009

Home price appreciation continued to slow in June, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index.On an...

Fitch: Low Mortgage Rates Won’t Meaningfully Boost Home Sales

Unlike previous housing cycles, lower mortgage rates are not expected to meaningfully boost home sales, nor will they significantly boost new home...

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